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Dr Richard Simper

BA (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)
Associate Professor and Reader in Financial Economics

Division: Finance, Risk and Banking
Centre/Institute: Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services
E-mail: Richard.Simper@nottingham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467654
Location: C12 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Richard completed his PhD at The University of Sheffield in 1996. Before joining NUBS he worked for the Universities of Loughborough and Durham. He has published widely in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting,Applied Financial Economics, Journal of Asian Economics, Socio Economic Planning Sciences and the Global Finance Journal.

Research Interests
Research interests in two areas, 'Banking, Finance and Banking Regulation' and 'Public Sector Performance Measurement'

Administrative Roles
Director of MSc Banking & Finance
I am responsible for teaching at postgraduate levels in the business school, and I am committed to providing a stimulating environment to encourage and enable all my students to actively engage in current debates about banking and financial issues.
I have overall responsibility for the MBA (UK and Singapore) Financial and Monetary Economics and MSc Bank Modeling & Performance Analysis modules.
I also supervise around 10 MSc and 2 MBA dissertations covering banking subjects every year.


MSc

Bank Modelling and Performance Analysis (N14164)
Banking and Finance Dissertation (N14157)
Monetary and Financial Economics (N14166)


Details of all modules can be found in the Module Catalogue


External Exminerships & Validations
2018 - Ongoing    School of Management, Swansea University. MSc Finace.
2015 - 2019    School of Management, Swansea University. BSc Finance/BSc Accounting and Finance/BSc Management (Finance).
Current Research Activities
Richard Simper (B.A. (Dual Hons) and PhD. Sheffield) has research interests in two areas Banking, Finance and Banking Regulation and Criminal Justice Management.
With respect to his Banking, Finance and Regulation research programme, the work involves modelling banks, financial industries and markets - primarily related to Asian countries including Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong and Vietnam. This has considered not only the analysis of bank efficiency and financial market contestability but also in how these models and results can be applied to real world strategic business management solutions.

In relation to the Criminal Justice Management research programme, the work involves an analysis of how economic models can be utilised by public sector services within the Criminal Justice System (publications have analysed the police, prisons, probation and Young Offender Institutions). Current research projects include the estimation of efficiency of adult Cat. C Male prisons, the rehabilitation of prisoners and the potential demographic, economic and socio-economic factors that could contribute to reoffending when prisoners are released back into society.

Published Work: Highlights
     The Impact of Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors on Bank Efficiency: A Non-Parametric Analysis of Hong Kong's Banking System' (co-authored with LM Drake and MJB Hall) Journal of Banking and Finance, 2006 30:1443-1466 (doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2005.03.022) Elsevier's Economics and Finance Journals Award 2010: One of the 'Top 20 most-cited articles' published in the Journal of Banking and Finance 2005 – 2009.
International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2011 - 2012    Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2012 international conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS)
2010 - 2010    Optimal Central Banking for Financial Stability', SEACEN-Bank Indonesia High Level Seminar for Deputy Governors, Bali, Indonesia
2010 - 2010    Update of Joint Research Project on Indonesian Bank Efficiency' Seminar Tahunan Riset Stabilities Sistem Keuangan, organised by Bank Indonesia Bali, Indonesia
2009 - 2009    Update of Joint Research Project on Indonesian Bank Efficiency' Seminar Tahunan Riset Stabilitas Sistem Keuangan, organised by Bank of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
2008 - 2008    An Empirical Analysis of Bank Efficiency in South East Asia' Jakarta Risk Management Convention, Risk Management Certification Board, Jakarta; 'Environmental Factors Affecting Hong Kong Banking: A Post Asian Financial Crisis Efficiency Analysis' Workshop, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Hong Kong
2008 - 2008    Indonesian Bank Efficiency: A 2007-08 Comparative Analysis' Workshop on Financial System Stability, organised by Bank Indonesia. Solo, Indonesia
2008 - 2008    Indonesian Bank Efficiency: An Initial Analysis' Workshop on Financial System Stability, organised by Bank Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia;
2007 - 2007    DBA, Manchester Business School
2007 - 2007    PhD, La Trobe University
2004 - 2004    Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research – Research Fellow
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Giulia Fusi
Jiakun Hou
Tra Hoang Nguyen
Yuzhu Li
 

Publications prior to 2005



Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2004), "The Economics of Managerialism and the Drive for Efficiency in Policing'", Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol.25 (8), pp 509-523, doi:10.1002/mde.1184.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2003), "The Measurement of English and Welsh Police Force Efficiency: A Comparison of Distance Function Models", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.147 (1), pp 165-186, doi:10.1016/S0377-2217(02)00266-7.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2003), "An Economic Evaluation of Inputs and Outputs in Policing: Problems in Efficiency Measurement", Journal of Socio-Economics, Vol.32 (6), pp 701-710, doi:10.1016/j.socec.2003.10.010.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2002), "Economies of Scale in UK Building Societies: A Re-Appraisal Using An Entry/Exit Model", Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol.26 (12), pp 2365-2382, doi:10.1016/S0378-4266(01)00214-X.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2002), "X-Efficiency and Scale Economies in Policing: A Comparative Study Using the Distribution Free Approach and DEA", Applied Economics, Vol.34 (15), pp 1859-1870.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2001), "The Economic Evaluation of Policing Activity: An Application of a Hybrid Methodology", European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol.12 (2), pp.pp 181-200.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2000), "Productivity Estimation and the Size-Efficiency Relationship in English and Welsh Police Forces: An Application of DEA and Multiple Discriminant Analysis", International Review of Law and Economics, Vol.20 (1), pp 53-73.

Simper, R. (1999), "Economies of Scale in the Italian Saving Bank Industry", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.9 (1), pp 11-19, doi: 10.1080/096031099332492.

Simper, R. (1998), "Economies of Cost in the UK Building Society Industry", Service Industries Journal, Vol.18 (4), pp 109-125.



Conferences

Simper, R. 2004, "The Use of 'Performance Radars' as a Predictor of Police Force Efficiency: An Analysis of UK Home Office Policy' Police Accountability. Performance Management and Control: Theoretical Perspectives, Advanced Institute of Management Research", at Aston Business School, Birmingham, February, 2004..

Simper, R. 2003, "The Use of Performance Radars' as a Predictor of Police Force Efficiency: An Analysis of UK Home Office Policy", at Eighth European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Spain, September, 2003..

Simper, R. 2002, "The Measurement of English and Welsh Police Force Efficiency: A Comparison of Distance Function Models", at Easter 2002 Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, University of Leicester Management Centre, Leicester, April, 2002..

Simper, R. 2002, "Improving Police Performance: An Estimation of Police Force Efficiency' Performance Management for Police", at IQPC Conference, May, London, 2002..

Simper, R. 2001, "Peer Review of the PwC Study' Seminar on Police Efficiency Measurement, Home Office", at London, July, 2001..

Simper, R. 1999, "New Developments in Efficiency Measurement", at Efficiency Seminar, Economics and Resource Analysis Unit, Home Office, London. November, 1999.



Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Hennebel, V.; Simper, R.; Verschelde, M. (2017), "Is there a prison size dilemma? An empirical analysis of output-specific economies of scale", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.262 (1), pp. 306-321.

Simper, R.; Hall, M.J.; Liu, W.; Zelenyuk, V.; Zhou, Z. (2016), "How Relevant is the Choice of Risk Management Control Variable to Non-parametric Bank Profit Efficiency Analysis? The Case of South Korean Banks", Annals of Operations Research, Vol.250 (1), pp. 105-127, DOI: 10.1007/s10479-015-1946-x.

Bryce, C.; Dadoukis, A.; Hall, M.; Nguyen, L.; Simper, (2015), "An analysis of loan loss provisioning behaviour in Vietnamese banking", Finance Research Letters, Vol.14, pp. 69-75.

Mustikaa, G.; Suryatin, E.; Djaafara, R.A.; Hall, M.J.; Simper, R. (2015), "Did Bank Indonesia Cause the Credit Crunch of 2006-08?", Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol.44 (2), pp. 269-298, doi: 10.1007/s11156-013-0406-4.

Rogge, N.; Simper, R.; Verschelde, M.; Hall, M. (2015), "An analysis of managerialism and performance in English and Welsh male Prisons", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.241, pp. 224-235.

Hadad, M.D.; Hall, M.J.; Santoso, W.; Simper, R. (2013), "Identifying Merger Potential in Indonesian Banks\'", Journal of Asian Economics, Vol.26, pp. 42-51, doi:10.1016/j.asieco.2013.04.006.

Hall, M.J.; Liu, W.; Simper, R.; Zhou, Z. (2013), "The Economic Efficiency at Rehabilitative Management in Young Offender Institutions in England and Wales'", Socio Economic Planning Sciences, Vol.47, pp. 38-49, doi:10.1016/j.seps.2012.10.002..

Hall, M.J.; Simper, R. (2013), "Efficiency and Competition in Korean Banking", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.23, pp. 881-890, doi:10.1080/09603107.2013.776661.

Hall, M.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Simper, R. (2012), "Environmental Factors Affecting Hong Kong Banking: A Post-Asian Financial Crisis Efficiency Analysis", Global finance journal, Vol.23, pp. 184-201, doi:23:1-32 10.1016/j.gfj.2012.10.004.

Simper, R.; Hadad, M.D.; Hall, M.J.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Santoso, W. (2012), "A new approach to dealing with negative numbers in efficiency analysis: an application to the Indonesian banking sector", Expert Systems with Applications, Vol.39 (9), pp. 8212-8219, doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2012.01.145.

Hadad, M.D.; Hall, B.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Santoso, W.; Simper, R. (2011), "Banking efficiency and stock market performance: an analysis of listed Indonesian banks", Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol.37 (1), pp. 1-20, doi:10.1007/s11156-010-0192-1).

Hadad, M.D.; Hall, M.J.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Santoso, W.; Simper, R. (2011), "Productivity Changes and Risk Management in Indonesian Banking A Malmquist Analysis", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.21, pp. 847-861, doi:10.1080/09603107.2010.537636.

Hall, M.J.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Simper, R. (2011), "An Alternative to the Weighted Score Card to Measuring Performance An Analysis of English and Welsh Probation Boards", Socio Economic Planning Sciences, Vol.45, pp. 184-193, doi:10.1016/j.seps.2011.04.002.

Kenjegalieva, K.; Simper, R. (2011), "A Productivity Analysis of Eastern European Banking Taking into account Risk Decomposition and Environmental Variables", Research in International Business and Finance, Vol.25, pp. 26-38, doi:10.1016/j.ribaf.2010.05.003.

Drake, L.M.; Hall, M.J.; Simper, R. (2009), "Bank Modelling Methodologies: A Comparative Non-Parametric Analysis of Efficiency in the Japanese Banking Sector", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Vol.19 (1), pp. 1-15, (doi: 10.1016/j.intfin.2007.05.002).

Kenjegalieva, K.; Weyman-Jones, T.G.; Simper, R. (2009), "Efficiency of Transition Banking: Inter-country banking industry trends", Applied Financial Economics, Vol.19 (19), pp 1531-1546, doi:10.1080/09603100902984343.

Kenjegalieva, K.; Weyman-Jones, T.G.; Zelenyuk, V.; Simper, R. (2009), "Comparative analysis of banking production frameworks in eastern European financial markets", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol.198 (1), pp. 326-340, (doi: 10.1016/j.ejor.2008.09.002).

Hall, M.J.; Kenjegalieva, K.; Simper, R. (2008), "Environmental Factors Affecting Hong Kong Banking: A Post Asian Financial Crisis Efficiency Analysis", Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research Working Paper No.12/2008 April 2008..

Weyman-Jones, T.G.; Simper, R. (2008), "Evaluating Gains from Mergers in a Non-Parametric Public Good Model of Police Services", Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Vol.79 (1), pp. 3-33, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8292.2007.00350.x.

Drake, L.M.; Hall, B.; Simper, R. (2006), "The Impact of Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors on Bank Efficiency: A Non-Parametric Analysis of Hong Kong's Banking System", Journal of Banking and Finance,Elsevier's Economics and Finance Journals Award 2010: One of the Top 20 most-cited articles published in the Journal of Banking and Finance 2005 – 2009., Vol.30 (5), pp. 1443-1466, doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2005.03.022,.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2005), "The Measurement of Police Force Efficiency: An Assessment of UK Home Office Policy", Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol.23 (4), pp 465-482, doi:10.1093/cep/byi035.

Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2005), "Police Efficiency in Offences Cleared: An Analysis of English Basic Command Units", International Review of Law and Economics, Vol.25 (2), pp 186-208, doi:10.1016/j.irle.2005.06.003.

Hall, M.J.; Drake, L.M.; Simper, R. (2005), "The Impact of Macroeconomic and Regulatory Factors on Bank Efficiency: A Non-Parametric Analysis of Hong Kong's Banking System", Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research Working Paper No.1/2005 January 2005..



Conferences

Simper, R. 2012, "Identifying Merger Potential in Indonesian Banks", at 8th Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC 2012), Bangkok, Thailand, July.

Simper, R. 2011, "An Examination of Economies of Scale and Scale Efficiencies in the Indonesian Banking Sector", at XII European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Verona, Italy, June 2011.

Simper, R. 2010, "A New Approach to Dealing with Negative Numbers in Efficiency Analysis: An Application to the Indonesian Banking Sector", in International Conference on Global Trends in the Efficiency and Risk Management of Financial Services Chania, Crete, July, 2010..

Simper, R. 2009, "Update of Joint Research Project on Indonesian Bank Efficiency' Seminar Tahunan Riset Stabilitas Sistem Keuangan", at organised by Bank Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, December, 2009.

Simper, R. 2008, "Indonesian Bank Efficiency: A 2007-08 Comparative Analysis' Workshop on Financial System Stability", at organised by Bank Indonesia, Solo, Indonesia, December, 2008..

Simper, R. 2007, "An Empirical Analysis of Bank Efficiency in South East Asia' Jakarta Risk Management Convention", at Risk Management Certification Board, Jakarta, August, 2007..

Simper, R. 2007, "Environmental Factors Affecting Hong Kong Banking: A Post Asian Financial Crisis Efficiency Analysis", at All China Economics (ACE) International Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, December, 2007..

Simper, R. 2007, "Indonesian Bank Efficiency: An Initial Analysis' Workshop on Financial System Stability", at organised by Bank Indonesia Yogyakarta, Indonesia, December, 2007..

Simper, R. 2006, "English and Welsh Police Efficiency' Achieving Maximum Efficiency in Policing and Prosecution", at Centre for Public Policy Seminars, Royal Commonwealth Society, London, January, 2006..

 

 

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